The Sundial

Editor-In-Chief Update: Mental Health

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Madison Parsley, Editor-In-Chief

October 31, 2019

Madison Parsley, The Sundial’s Editor-in-Chief, updates us on what’s happening in The Sundial’s Mental Health issue. Produced by PJ Shahamat ...

Easy Fire Burns Over 1,700 Acres in Simi Valley

A rescue plane

Tim Strong

October 31, 2019

Fire crews are still actively battling the Easy Fire in Simi Valley, which has burned 1,723 acres since beginning early Wednesday morning. As of Thursday morning, the fire is 10% contained and 7,000 homes remained threatened by the blaze.The brush fire was first reported at 6 a.m. near Easy Street and...

Tunes to Relax Your Mind: A Playlist Curated by CSUN Students

CSUN Playlist

Ivan Salinas

October 31, 2019

"Under the Light" - FleeceSubmitted by: @tyewriteIncluded in the indie rock band's sophomore album "Voyager," Fleece's "Under The Light" is an adequate intro to set the listener in a state of deep relaxation. Carried by a melody of soft acoustic guitar chords, a soulful rhythm and psychedelic keyboards, it creates a bright colorful set of i...

Six Contemporary Novels Depicting Mental Illness

Deja Magee

October 31, 2019

In the world of entertainment mental illness has been a topic for numerous works of art, such as films like "Lars and the Real Girl" or "Black Swan." However, in contemporary literature, writers like Ned Vizzini and Sylvia Plath have taken their stake in the depiction of mental illness as a real, vi...

Community organization fights cyberbullying

Two ladies

Gillian Moran-Perez

October 30, 2019

Instagram recently released a new feature that “Restricts” certain followers from making aggressive comments on their posts. Instead of blocking or reporting them, users can restrict the follower by swiping left on the comment, via the Privacy tab in Settings, or on the person’s pr...

Dug Up: Goodbye Sacrament of Confessions?

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PJ Shahamat, Audio Editor

October 29, 2019

Sundial reporter, Gillian Moran-Perez, comes in to talk about her article regarding a new bill being discussed that would require clergy members to report certain crimes such as sexual abuse and child neglect. You can read Gillian's article here. Co-Produced by Brendan Reed-Crabb   ...

405 Freeway Reopens as Getty Fire Calms

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Logan Bik

October 29, 2019

The Los Angeles Fire Department reported at 2:50 a.m. on Oct. 28 flames that started on the west side of Interstate 405, just above Sunset Boulevard.Since then, as of 8 a.m. today, the size of the fire has reached 656 acres with 5% containment. Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for a large part of the neig...

Backmasking: Demonic Subliminal Messages in Music, A Sundial Curated Playlist

CSUN Playlist

Kayla Fernandez

October 28, 2019

Motörhead - "Nightmare/The Dreamtime"Many people have associated Motörhead’s music with the devil and selling your soul. At first, it is quite a laugh because it is simply music, but when this song is played in reverse you might second guess yourself. Played forwards it sounds like an ange...

Men’s soccer plays to a scoreless draw against UCSB in emotional Senior Night

A CSUN Men's Soccer player trying to get pass a defender

Alexander Nino

October 28, 2019

The men’s soccer team played to a scoreless tie on Senior Night against the nationally-ranked UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. The draw secured a valuable point for the Matadors (6-7-3, 1-3-2), who became the first team this season to shut out the Gauchos (10-3-4, 3-1-2).Head coach Terry Davila expressed...

Women’s soccer defeats UC Irvine 1-0 on Senior Night

A CSUN Women's Soccer player defending an opponent

Karma Singh

October 28, 2019

The women’s soccer team (10-4-3 overall, 4-1 Big West) secured their fourth straight conference victory in an overtime win against the UC Irvine Anteaters 1-0 on Thursday, gaining their 10th win of the season on Senior Night at Matador Soccer Field. The Matadors, who were coming off a 1-0 win a...

Film & Identity: Hollywood’s Take on Christianity

CSUN Reviews

Deja Magee

October 28, 2019

1. "Dogma," 1999 The fourth film in Kevin Smith’s cinematic universe, the View Askewniverse, was released in 1999. The film centers around two fallen angels, Bartleby (Ben Affleck) and Loki (Matt Damon). Both angels plan to return to heaven through a loophole in Catholic dogma after being sent out by ...

CSUN Introduces the First Wellness Vending Machine in the Cal State System

A female student using the vending machine

Rayleen Silva

October 28, 2019

The first day of Cklara Moradian's internship was a heavy one. She sat in on a pregnancy counseling and watched a girl have one of the hardest conversations she may ever have. The girl explained that she didn’t have access to Plan B and that she had a bit of a difficult living situation. As th...

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